Aviation International News

2020-09-20
Could stretch have saved Airbus A380?

Could stretch have saved Airbus A380?

It is more than likely that the days of the Airbus A380 are numbered. As international air travel remains largely in shambles, and with no short-term […]
2020-09-19
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Alaska To Give Discounts When “Chief Football Officer” Scores

Now with the National Football League up and running again, Alaska Airlines has decided to offer customers a discount every time its Chief Football Officer, Russell […]
2020-09-19
Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked in Mogadishu excursion

Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked

Silverstone Fokker 50 wrecked in Mogadishu excursion Images circulating on social media indicate that a Kenyan-registered Fokker 50 turboprop has been substantially damaged in a 19 […]
2020-09-19
Can passengers evacuate jets in 90sec?

Can passengers evacuate jets in 90sec?

Can passengers evacuate jets in 90sec? US government report urges FAA to find out Citing changed passenger demographics and behavior, as well as more seats in […]
2020-09-18
Avidyne Obtains First Part 25 STC for IFD540 FMS

Avidyne Obtains First Part 25 STC for IFD540 FMS

Operators looking to upgrade the avionics in Cessna Citation Excel/XLSs equipped with Honeywell Primus 1000 flight decks can now add Avidyne’s IFD540 Multifunction FMS under a […]
2020-09-18
Five-Bladed Airbus H145 Hits Offshore Wind Market

Five-Bladed Airbus H145D3 Hits Offshore Wind Market

HTM-Helicopters will be the first operator to use the new five-blade Airbus Helicopters H145D3 in the offshore wind market. HTM recently signed a contract to purchase […]
2020-09-18
With New SNA Lease in Hand, ACI Plans $85M Project

With New SNA Lease in Hand, ACI Plans $85M Project

Aviation services provider ACI Jet plans an $85 million project for the construction of a new FBO at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Southern California following […]
2020-09-18
Spike Retains Brian Foley as Executive Advisor on S-512

Spike Retains Brian Foley as Executive Advisor on S-512

Spike Aerospace retained industry analyst Brian Foley to serve as an executive advisor on its S-512 supersonic business jet program. Foley, who will continue to run […]
2020-09-17
Vista Global Opens Charter Fleet to Ferrari Racers

Vista Global Opens Charter Fleet to Ferrari Racers

Vista Global, the holding company of charter operators VistaJet and XO, will make its fleet and services available to Ferrari drivers competing in international GT races […]
2020-09-17
Boeing NeXt To Close, Raising Doubts over eVTOL Activities

Boeing NeXt To Close, Raising Doubts over eVTOL Activities

Boeing is closing its Boeing NeXt innovation division just over two years since it launched the venture at the Farnborough Air Show in July 2018. The […]
2020-09-17
Orange County Supervisors Award FBO Leases at SNA

Orange County Supervisors Award FBO Leases at SNA

California’s Orange County board of supervisors this week approved the awarding of 35-year leases at John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) to FBO operators ACI Jets and […]
2020-09-17
Rolls-Royce On-Wing Services Team

Rolls-Royce On-Wing Services Team

With more than 3,500 Rolls-Royce powered business jets in service worldwide, the company is the leading business aviation engine supplier. Its top priority is to provide […]
2020-09-17
ExecuJet Australia Completes Global Express Mx Check

ExecuJet Australia Completes Global Express Mx Check

The first 120-month heavy maintenance (8C) check on a Bombardier Global Express in Australia has been performed by ExecuJet MRO Services at Sydney Airport, a development […]
2020-09-17
MEBAA Show in Dubai Postponed until February

MEBAA Show in Dubai Postponed until February

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) today postponed its biennial MEBAA Show from early December to late February, citing “concerns related to […]
2020-09-16
Bell Expands European Mx Foothold

Bell Textron Expands European Mx Foothold

Bell Textron has expanded its service network to Europe with a pair of authorized maintenance center (AMC) appointments this week. The Fort Worth, Texas-based rotorcraft manufacturer […]
2020-09-16
First New-Build ATR 72 Freighter Takes Flight

First New-Build ATR 72 Freighter Takes Flight

ATR took its new ATR 72-600F purpose-built regional freighter on its first flight on Wednesday from its Saint-Martin site in Toulouse, France, the company said in […]
2020-09-16
Jet Aviation Adds Montana FBO to Network

Jet Aviation Adds Montana FBO to Network

Jet Aviation has acquired Arlin’s Aircraft Services, one of two FBOs at Montana’s Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Arlin’s, which will retain its aircraft maintenance operation, has […]
2020-09-16
House Report Blasts Boeing, FAA for 737 Max Failures

House Report Blasts Boeing, FAA for 737 Max Failures

A report released Wednesday on a U.S. congressional committee’s investigation into the 737 Max lambasted the manufacturer and the Federal Aviation Administration for a series of […]
2020-09-16
PlaneSense Celebrates Silver Anniversary

PlaneSense Celebrates Silver Anniversary

PlaneSense is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its PlaneSense fractional ownership program this month. PlaneSense took delivery of Pilatus PC-12 S/N 120 on Sept. 9, 1995, […]
2020-09-15
BAE To Supply AS2 Fly-by-wire

BAE To Supply AS2 Fly-by-wire

Aerion Supersonic selected BAE Systems to provide the fly-by-wire flight control system for its Mach 1.4 AS2 business jet. Under the contract announced today, BAE Systems […]
2020-09-15
Covid Crisis Spurs $2B Plunge in 1H20 Genav Billings

Covid Crisis Spurs $2B Plunge in 1H20 Genav Billings

All sectors of general aviation experienced a downturn in the first half of 2020, according to statistics released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). […]
2020-09-15
Jet It Taking Its Business International as JetClub

Jet It Taking Its Business International as JetClub

The founders of fractional operator Jet It are taking their company built around the HondaJet overseas to Europe and Asia and calling it JetClub. JetClub will […]
2020-09-15
AFV Adds Another Company to Aviation Stable

AFV Adds Another Company to Aviation Stable

AFV Partners, which purchased Aircraft Performance Group in January and RocketRoute in March, acquired another software-based aviation company, Seattle Avionics, on September 3. The purchase of […]
2020-09-15
Aerion, Honeywell Progress on AS2 Avionics

Aerion, Honeywell Progress on AS2 Avionics

Aerion Supersonic is continuing a flurry of activity as it strives to bring its Mach 1.4 AS2 business jet to market later this decade, working through […]
2020-09-14
Wheels Up Unveils Orange King Air To Fight Hunger

Wheels Up Unveils Orange King Air To Fight Hunger

Wheels Up and OEM Textron Aviation today unveiled a Beechcraft 350i with an orange livery to recognize the private aviation provider’s Meals Up initiative with Feeding […]
2020-09-14
Greece to Buy Rafale Fighter in Defense Spending Spree

Greece to Buy Rafale Fighter in Defense Spending Spree

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on September 12 that the country intends to buy 18 Dassault Rafale fighters from France. The planned purchase was revealed […]
2020-09-14
Signature Announces Permanent SAF Supplies at Two FBOs

Signature Announces Permanent SAF Supplies at Two FBOs

Ahead of the start of the inaugural Sustainable Business Aviation Fuels Summit today, Signature Flight Support launched its new Signature Renew industry sustainability program, including agreements […]
2020-09-14
Britain’s Long-awaited Radar Two Program Breaks Cover

Britain’s Long-awaited Radar Two Program Breaks Cover

UK defense minister Jeremy Quin announced in early September that a £317 million ($409 million) contract had been signed covering the integration of the new ECRS […]
2020-09-13
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Alaska Airlines Agent Car

An Alaska Airlines Agent Lent Her Car To A Passenger – Here’s Why Airlines often have to provide replacement flights or change bookings. However, Alaska Airlines […]
2020-09-13
Which European Countries Remain Exempt From UK Quarantine Rules?

Which European Countries Remain Exempt From UK Quarantine Rules?

If you plan to visit the United Kingdom or are returning from abroad, there are specific rules, including a 14-day quarantine. Some countries on a government […]